The impeachment trial of President Trump is not about who likes or dislikes Donald Trump. It is about who believes in the original concept of a free and open government that does not favor any one individual, but rather one that treats every citizen of the United States in the same way when it comes to our laws.

Donald Trump has trampled that concept and we now stand at a precipice – we now need to decide if that original concept is sustainable, or if the United States will become just another Russia, North Korea, China, etc.

This is the question before us today.